Marietta, GA- There are many behaviors drivers engage in that have the potential to set off a serious or deadly collision. Those behaviors run the gamut but two recent accidents in Cobb County highlight the dangers of speeding and running a red light.
The most recent accident, which occurred on Sept. 7th, was a single-vehicle crash which clearly shows the risks a motorist faces when they drive in excess of the posted speed limit.
The Patch reports that a 27-year-old man was traveling in southeast Cobb County along I-285 around 11:p.m. and was traveling at a high rate of speed when lost control of his vehicle and crashed. The man, the sole occupant of the car, was pronounced dead on the scene.
An investigation of the crash is ongoing, so we don’t know how fast the deceased was traveling, or if there were any other contributing factors in the crash.
The National Highway Traffic Administration pegs speed as one of the primary causes of  fatal accidents in the U.S. That is large number of accidents caused by something so many motorists have the habit of doing every time they get behind the wheel with little consideration of how quickly an accident can occur.
Victims of accidents caused speeding driver are encouraged to speak with a car accident lawyer near them in Georgia to discuss if they are eligible for compensation to cover their medical bills and other accident-related costs.
While speed is among the top three leading causes of major traffic collisions—intoxication and distraction being the other two—there are a slew of other mistakes motorists can make. Take for example, another fatal accident which occurred in late August also in Cobb County and left one person dead.
This accident occurred on August 25th near Powder Springs around 8 p.m. The Patch reports the a 32-year-old man was driving on C.H. James Parkway when he ran a red light at the intersection of Richard D. Sailors Parkway.
Upon entering the intersection the man’s Hyundai slammed into a Mercedes being driven by an 18-year-old woman. She suffered only minor injuries, but the Hyundai driver was pronounced dead on the scene.
It’s only a matter of time before every motorist finds themselves running a red light or a stop sign. In many cases, the motorist will lucky and is able to avoid a collision. This accident however is an example of the worst that can happen.
Most Georgians will be involved in one or two traffic accidents in their lifetime. If they are fortunate, their accident will be minor resulting in very little damage to person and property. Regrettably, many traffic accidents result in catastrophic injuries or death and come at a great cost to the victims and their families. Never should these victims be expected to cover their accident costs when someone else was at fault. USAttorneys can help victims of reckless or negligent drivers find an accident lawyer near their Marietta location to assist them with their personal injury or wrongful death claims.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.